Kad bi ovog časa pukao, prsao, odšetao u nigdinu naš sunčani sistem, zvuk njegove gitare bi nastavio da se prostire Kosmosom, Svemirom, Vasionom! Mnogo je odličnih girarista rokenrolisalo, mnogi su i danas iako matori na sceni ali jedan je i jedini JIMI!
Ljudski afiniteti su čudo neviđeno! I nije se dobro upetljavati u njih bez Arijadnine niti . Posebno je škakljivo ako niste Mucije Scevola, turati ruku u vatru, pri izboru omiljenog gitariste. Svako od nas ima svog favorita ili više njih. Poznajem u životu ali i na ovom blogu mnoge koji preferiraju Jeff Beck-a, drugi Jimmy Page-a, John McLaughlin-a, Chuck Berry-a, Gary Moore-a, Santanu, Knopflera, Zappu, Peter Green-a, Rory Galager-a, Peter Frampton-a, Carl Perkins-a, ima čak i onih koji vole Eric Clapton-a.
Volim i ja Jeffa, Jimmyja, Chucka, Zapu, Santanu, Carla Perkinsa....ali:
Ne želeći da ikome turam prst u oko, javno iznosim svoj stav: Jimi Hendrix je The greatest electric guitarist in musical history! Zvuk njegove gitare niko ne može i da hoće a da ne prepozna, ma radilo se i o najkakofoničnijoj Kuli Vavilonskoj! Nikada neću odustati od svog stava ali sam istovremeno spreman da se suočim i sa drugačijim stavovima, da civilizovano i s poštovanjem razmenimo mišljenja. Ako su za Teslu govorili da je sa druge planete, Jimi mu je zasigurno sadrug!
Pre nego počnemo da razgovaramo, možda nije na odmet, iako to meni nije previše važno, ponuditi neke osnovne podatke o ovom svemircu:
"Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix, November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. He is widely considered to be the greatest electric guitarist in musical history, and one of the most influential musicians of his era across a range of genres.
After initial success in Europe, he achieved fame in the United States following his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. Later, Hendrix headlined the iconic 1969 Woodstock Festival and the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival. He often favored raw overdriven amplifiers with high gain and treble and helped develop the previously undesirable technique of guitar amplifier feedback. Hendrix, as well as his friend Eric Clapton, popularized use of the wah-wah pedal in mainstream rock which he often used to deliver an exaggerated pitch in his solos, particularly with high bends, complex guitar playing, and use of legato. As a record producer, Hendrix also broke new ground in using the recording studio as an extension of his musical ideas. He was one of the first to experiment with stereophonicphasing effects for rock recording.
Hendrix was influenced by blues artists such as B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Albert King and Elmore James, rhythm and blues and soul guitarists Curtis Mayfield, Steve Cropper, as well as by funk and some modern jazz. Hendrix (who was then known as 'Maurice James') began dressing and growing a moustache like Little Richard when he performed and recorded in his band from March 1, 1964 through to the spring of 1965. In 1966, Hendrix stated, "I want to do with my guitar what Little Richard does with his voice."
Hendrix won many of the most prestigious rock music awards in his lifetime, and has been posthumously awarded many more, including being inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. An English Heritage blue plaque was erected in his name on his former residence at Brook Street, London, in September 1997. A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (at 6627 Hollywood Blvd.) was dedicated in 1994. In 2006, his debut US album, Are You Experienced, was inducted into the United States National Recording Registry, and Rolling Stone named Hendrix the top guitarist on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all-time in 2003. He was the first person inducted into the Native American Music Hall of Fame. Podaci su iščupci sa Wikipedije
I dalje sam na stanovištu da meni lično ovi podaci ne znače mnogo, važnija mi je činjenica da sam ga slušao od samog početka pa sve do preranog kraja.
Pozdrav svim voliocima i poštovaocima lika i dela J.H.
P.S. Postavljajte njegovu svirku do mile volje, vaš Mikele.